LVMAC Tidbit: Desert Storm Memorial “Sited”
The decision ends a three-year debate over the best location to honor troops who served in that conflict. Source: Desert Storm memorial to be built on National Mall near Vietnam Wall
Forward Observer: Blue Water Navy Act Edges One Step Closer
H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 , introduced by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) edged one step closer to passage on 25 June with a 382-0 House vote. If enacted, the Act would restore eligibility for VA healthcare and disability compensation for (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: MOPH Truck Run Comes to Macungie
Forward Observer: The VA Mission Act Is Enacted
We thought it would happen on Memorial Day. Instead, it happened on 6 June 2018 (D-Day). The President finally signed the VA MISSION Act of 2018 upon which we have previously reported .
According to the VFW’s Action Corps Weekly of 8 June, “ ‘The VA MISSION Act will help improve the care our veterans get at the VA while leveraging the capabilities of the private sector when needed. It will help recruit the best talent at the VA, which is what our veterans deserve, and it also extends caregiver benefits to every veteran who needs it,’ … The VA MISSION Act was the result of a bipartisan and bicameral effort led by Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Rep. Phil Roe, M.D.” (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: VA Suicide Prevention Training Is Now Online
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affair’s (VA’s) S.A.V.E suicide prevention training is now available online from its collaborators at PsychArmor!
Training is available 24/7 to help you identify and support veterans at risk. (more…)